Toleration and Understanding in Locke

2017.07.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicholas Jolley, Toleration and Understanding in Locke, Oxford University Press, 2016, 175pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.07.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nicholas Jolley, Toleration and Understanding in Locke, Oxford University Press, 2016, 175pp., $70.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198791706. Reviewed by Victor Nuovo, Middlebury College and Harris Manchester College, Oxford A principal purpose of Nicholas Jolley's book is to demonstrate the unity of Locke's thought, especially as expressed in his major works. The sort of unity he has in mind is thematic not systematic, for he acknowledges that these works arose under different occasions, were meant to address diverse problems, practical and theoretical, and so were not designed as expressions of a single intellectual project. However, they were written by a profound philosophical thinker who thought broadly and deeply about whatever concerned him, and who was disposed by his philosophical nature to base his judgements on principles that were far-reaching and fundamental. It seems reasonable, therefore, to suppose that. . .

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